Project Manager, Train Up
Posting Date: September 6th, 2022
Classification: Grant Services Specialist III (GSSIII)
Salary Range: Low $70K
Status: Temporary Benefits Eligible
Location: Hybrid (telework and onsite per operational needs)
About City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development:
The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) coordinates and directs workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employees and job seekers in order to enhance and promote the local economy. At MOED, we view our mission broadly to deliver economic justice to our city! To us, economic justice means creating an equitable workforce system for all residents – especially those who have been generationally and systemically disadvantaged – one that is responsive to their needs and ensures viable economic opportunities. Our vision is for every City resident to maximize his/her career potential and all employers have the human resources to grow and prosper – a workforce system that works.
Train UP Overview:
This position is part of Baltimore City’s COVID-19 employment recovery strategy, which is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) is working with public and private partners to provide occupational training, apprenticeships, subsidized work, supportive services, transportation assistance, and small business subsidies to city residents and small businesses negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We will prioritize unemployed and underemployed residents and particularly our most disadvantaged jobseekers, including returning citizens, opportunity youth, and public assistance recipients. These programs will increase access to opportunity, promote local job growth, support low-income households, benefit historically underinvested neighborhoods, and create wealth in communities of color. They will also help the city become cleaner, safer, and more welcoming.
The Project Manager will manage all activities related to implementation and compliance of the Train Up. As part of MOED’s strategy, the agency will award grants of up to $300,000 to 10 to 15 occupational training providers to offer targeted training in in-demand fields. Additionally, MOED will contract with behavioral health and legal services providers to provide free, centralized supports to program participants. MOED will also contract with one or more adult education providers to offer literacy instruction to training applicants who do not meet academic eligibility requirements, as well as with community-based organizations to provide neighborhood-based recruitment. These “Community Connectors” will help ensure that residents in our target population are aware of Train Up.
MOED has received a state ARPA grant that started July 1, 2021, which funds approximately 400 seats per year. MOED has requested City ARPA funds to expand the program by 200 seats per year. We expect two years of funding, for a total of 1,200 seats over two years.
Train Up aims to advance economic justice, build an equitable workforce, and provide on-ramps for city residents who have been systematically disadvantaged to careers in high-demand industries paying family-sustaining wages. By offering wraparound supports, the program will help reduce barriers to future employment.
Train Up is in adherence with state and local funding agreements.
The Train Up Manager is responsible for planning, administering, coordinating and executing the Train Up strategy. This includes making sure contracts are awarded expeditiously and that program goals are met including the number of residents who enter and complete training, obtain a credential, and obtain employment. The Manager should also help coordinate across providers so that residents can receive literacy, legal, and/or behavior health support as appropriate. In addition, the Manager should work with other MOED units to ensure that data is collected, invoices are paid, and prepare reports to funders on all activities as appropriate
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Manages relationships, prepares reporting as required and manages and compliance with state and local funders on behalf of MOED and the Project
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Minimum Required Education and Experience:
City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provide